People are now starting to realize that Ohio is one of the worst states for human trafficking. Portage county is no exception. Sometimes it only takes a minute for kidnappers to break into your car and steal children. Even in the nicest communities, like Randolph, people are at risk.

In addition to the risks of kidnapping, hot cars can be deadly for small children or animals. Ohio law permits forced entry into vehicles to save children or animals. 19 states adopted laws that prevent leaving children in cars unattended. Many more are considering legislation including Ohio. Arrests for leaving children in a vehicle unattended are still allowed.

We ask that you please inform others around you who may not be aware of the dangers. Thank you!